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The Center for Health Affairs Innovation Showcase

A hotspot for innovation, Northeast Ohio is home to global leaders, visionaries and pioneers in healthcare. The Center for Health Affairs’ Innovation Showcase is a unique opportunity to get an up-close look at some of the creative and groundbreaking developments happening right here in our region.


For over 107 years, The Center for Health Affairs has served as a convener and innovator in Northeast Ohio, creating new solutions, approaches, and products that advance the care delivery system in our community and beyond. This Innovation Showcase brings together the changemakers seeking to continue the tradition of Northeast Ohio healthcare innovation.
This event is designed for leaders in the Northeast Ohio community. It will kick off with a keynote presentation and then provide the opportunity for attendees to get a closer look at each of the featured innovators from right here in our community.



  • Todd Federman, Managing Director, North Coast Ventures

  • Julie Jacono, Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer, The MetroHealth System

  • Ethan Karp, Ph.D., President & CEO, MAGNET (Moderator)

  • Kip Lee, Vice President, Innovation & Product Strategy, UH Ventures

Featured Innovators:

IPC Global  |  inProcess research solution delivers reliable, accessible and real-time data to research teams

Lazurite  |  ArthroFree System inaugurates the wireless age of surgical visualization, enhancing patient safety

The MetroHealth System  |  Good Manufacturing Practice facility offers in-house viral vector and cellular therapies, cutting costs and patient wait times for immunotherapy treatment

MIDAS Healthcare Solutions  |  Technology changing the way excess medications are handled in hospital and other health care environments

NelDerm  |  Patent-pending/granted P.O.D.™ technology is a multi-layered memory foam device that helps prevent pressure injuries

PKSI  |  Technology solution that uses data and artificial intelligence to predict and understand the drivers of nurse turnover

Rali  |  Multi-faceted solution that empowers measurable, scalable, and lasting behavior change, shaping the employee experience and driving continuous performance improvement

Wherible  |  Age at Home fall monitoring and panic button solution for patients at home and in healthcare facilities



Interested in sponsoring this event? Contact Susan Todd, Corporate Partnership Specialist for more information:



This is a ticketed event, please register here


When:  November 15, 2023

7:00 A.M. - 10:00 A.M. 




Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse (Bridges Event Space)
1 Center Court
Cleveland, OH 44115